Yesterday's online scholarly presence workshop (that I taught) leads me to think ResearchGate may be one of the best things to ever happen for institutional repositories. *IF* librarians can get avoid "shaming" researchers for using RG and instead create workflows that help researchers get things into RG and IRs efficiently. Anyone working on this?
Teaching this workshop: If You Wrote a Book – Own Your Amazon Author Page and More: Many of the online researcher profile systems assume scholars primarily write articles; however, for many the book or monograph is their primary format. Learn how to leverage the Amazon Author Page and other online systems to promote your work and raise your...
Any libraries use process improvement consultancy? Our campus has one on offer to units - https://www.uillinois.edu/cio... (please note that "business process" here means "how work gets done" not "how profits get made" or "money changes hands" ... examples like improved accuracy in entering new hire info).
I've heard the statement often "it makes xyz person a better administrator if they do hours in abc frontline service" - e.g. one can be a better library director if they are doing reference hours. Regardless of what you believe about this, does anyone know of any empirical studies on continued engagement in frontline work relative to admin quality?